Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government has made a commitment to invest over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
They have done this by offering each primary school £8000 plus £5 per pupil to be spent in any way the school thinks best to improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual school. Schools and academies determine how best to spend their allocation.
The academy has engaged in a range of sporting competitions during 2018/19. Notable events included:
● KS2 Inter-schools’ Football; Y3/4 Dance competition performances; Year 6 inter-schools’; inclusion sport festival
● Lunchtime provision was reviewed and additional equipment purchased to ensure that a range of opportunities was available for children. Play Leader training has ensured that this equipment has been well utilised.
● A total of 9 Sports clubs ran throughout the year covering a range of sports in both KS1 and KS2. Many of these were subsidised in order to ensure access for all.
● Additional PE resources were purchased to ensure that the PE scheme of work can be fully implemented.
● 25 children gained the Junior Sport Leadership Award and 25 children gained the Play Maker Award.
● The Sport Leader completed PE Leadership CPD in the form of L5 qualification.
Please access the link below for the detailed action plan 2019/20
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
perform dances using simple movement patterns
Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
perform dances using a range of movement patterns
take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Swimming and water safety
Swimming and the National Curriculum
Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England.
This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.
The three national curriculum outcomes
Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2.
Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:
Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
Teaching all pupils
Since 2012 Swim England has monitored the provision of curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools, and pupil attainment.
Research has consistently shown that only half of pupils meet the required standards.
There are many reasons why primary schools struggle to deliver swimming and water safety lessons. These include cost, time out of lessons, lack of confidence and a lack of understanding of the outcomes.